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First line:
Ye shepherds, give ear to my lay
circa 1865; SSATBB
author of text
from Part 4 of A Pastoral Ballad, in Four Parts

Disappointment, for six voices, is a setting from Part IV of A Pastoral Ballad by the eighteenth-century poet William Shenstone. Imitation and word-painting dominate the two verses, but in the anguished refrains (‘She was faithless, and I am undone’) Stainer’s nineteenth-century credentials are plain to hear.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2016


English Romantic Madrigals
Studio Master: CDA68140Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on CDA68140 [4'58]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68140 track 8

Recording date
25 April 2015
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. English Romantic Madrigals (CDA68140)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: June 2016
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